Finlandia Foundation New York Metropolitan Chapter, Inc is the leading non-profit organization dedicated solely to promote Finnish-American cultural exchange in the tri-state area. We give out scholarship to students and arrange various cultural events throughout the year. We have given more than half a million dollars in scholarships and grants so far. 

If you would like to support our mission, please make a cash donation by clicking the "donate"  button here. If you want to contribute to our endowment funds, or include us in your estate plan, please send us an email. Thank You!


We will release our spring program soon. Stay tuned.

FF NYMC Board wishes to thank our long time Executive Vice President, Ms. Heli Sirviö for her outstanding work for the organization.

A special thanks to Kari Timonen with PGLI Insurance  ktimonen@pgliinsuranace.com for sponsoring our Midsummer Sauna get together. If you are with an organization, which wants to promote to the Finnish community, please drop us a line.

FF NYMC Wishes to congratulate our most recent scholarship and grant recipients:

Zakari Kujala, Emma Mulhern, Aino Larsen, Kyle Korkko, Anna Keltner, Kitty Raiha, Maj Solveig Jantunen, Tim Haglund, Moa Brunstrom, Andrej Selanniemi, William Bellamy, Nina Ohman, Maija Hietalampi, Seth Dahl, Mitchelle Loukusa, Jannike Soderman, Sabina Rajalin and Alexis Anttila. Grants are given to Kristina Vänni, Tarja Tuppurainen and Johanna Telander.

FF NYMC wishes to thank these people for their recent support:

Sanna Lemmetti and George Karl

Museum Editions, LTD

Elsa Brule

Ervin and Ritva Cepeda, in memory of Yrjö Juho Vänttinen

Robert Hausner, in memory of Albert Star

Edward Laisi Estate

Tuulikki Leino, in memory of Mr. Lee Alperin

James and Celeste Miller, in memory of Judge John Pessala

Sven and Hillevi Paul, in memory of Mr. Bert Stromholm

Ethel Salonen Ollin, Harold Ollin and Henry Salonen in memory of Anna-Liisa Rintala

Pirjo Sorgi, in memory of Mrs. Raili Washburn

Lotta M. Stewart in memory of Dr. Richard Impola

FF NYMC wishes to thank all these individuals for supporting us last year!

Anonymous, Anneli Alperin, in memory of Lee Alperin, Aino Backstrand, in memory of Lee Alperin, Ritva Cepeda, in memory of Yrjö Juhani Vänttinen, John and Janet Erickson, in memory of Lee Alperin, Jonathan Epstein, Tuula Feineis, Heljä Harrison, Spencer Hlidebrand and Paula Hoffren, Helena Herrmann, Aili Flint, in memory of Austin Flint, Adele Ideström, Karina Jablonowski, Lea Kantelinen, George Karl and Sanna Lemmetti, Kaske-Cirigliano family, in memory of Edith and Paul Kaske, Lilian Kilder, Eero and Soile Kilpi, Sija Kolehmainen, in memory of Lee Alperin, Anja Kortmann, Joseph and Hilkka Kosinsky, Anja Laine, Tuulikki Leino, Pentti Lindholm, Reijo and Maria Mäkelä, Ossi Närhi, in memory of Emil and Hilli Närhi, Terttu Ovaska, Eric Orava, Tuula Pasola-Alberino, Jaana Rehnström, Leena Scutt, Anneli Stanton, Antoine and Petra Tabry, Oili Tikkanen, Leena Toivonen, Hannele Troise, Irma Vollrath and Laila Williamson.

Our former President, Lee Alperin and board member Anna-Liisa Rintala in memoriam.


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Apply Scholarship For Studies

The Finlandia Foundation New York Metropolitan Chapter has a distinguished record of awarding scholarships to qualified individuals for study in the United States and Finland in such fields as: science, medicine, business, music, art, history, education, and Finnish studies. Read more of the details and application process.


Finnish Heritage For Life

Finnish Heritage For Life

The Finlandia Foundation New York Metropolitan Chapter Is A Non-Profit Organization, Governed By A Board Of Directors, Which Supports And Cultivates Finnish Culture In The New York Tri-State Area.

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Finlandia Foundation New York Metropolitan Chapter is a not-for-profit organization under section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code.  This means that your unrestricted donations are 100% tax deductible.  We accept donations to our scholarship funds and in support of our activities to preserve Finnish culture in the greater New York area.

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